Health department confirms first flu case in Lexington

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Flu Season

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Flu season has officially started in Lexington.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has confirmed the city’s first case of the flu for the 2019-20 flu season.

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Last year, Lexington had 5 deaths from flu-related causes and 506 confirmed cases of the flu, according to the health department. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates almost 25 percent of the population gets the flu annually.

The health department is urging everyone to get a flu shot.

The health department is providing free flu shots to the community 1-7 p.m. October 10 at Fayette Mall, near the interior entrance of Dillard’s, as part of its annual preparedness exercise.



Flu shots are also available in the health department’s Public Health Clinic. You can call (859) 288-2483 for details.